James Faulkner (cricketer)

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James Faulkner
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Faulkner in 2014
Personal information
Full name James Peter Faulkner
Born (1990-04-29) 29 April 1990 (age 26)
Launceston, Tasmania Australia
Nickname The Finisher,[1] Jimmy
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
Role All-rounder
Relations Peter Faulkner (father)
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 435) 21 August 2013 v England
ODI debut (cap 202) 1 February 2013 v West Indies
Last ODI 5 January 2017 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 44
T20I debut (cap 57) 1 February 2012 v India
Last T20I 22 February 2017 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no. 44
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008– Tasmania
2011 Pune Warriors India
2011– Melbourne Stars
2012 Kings XI Punjab
2013–2015 Rajasthan Royals
2015 Lancashire
2016–present Gujarat Lions
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 67 60 115
Runs scored 45 988 2,547 1,831
Batting average 22.50 34.06 32.24 30.51
100s/50s 0/0 1/4 2/15 1/10
Top score 23 116 121 116
Balls bowled 166 3,116 9,479 5,424
Wickets 6 95 187 162
Bowling average 16.33 30.08 24.77 29.70
5 wickets in innings 0 0 5 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/51 4/32 5/5 4/20
Catches/stumpings 0/– 20/– 26/– 32/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 22 February 2017

James Peter Faulkner (born 29 April 1990[3]) is an Australian cricketer who plays for Tasmania. An all-rounder, left-arm medium pacer and right-hand batsman, Faulkner has consistently picked up key wickets and also chips in with a few handy runs while batting in the lower-middle order, and earned the nickname of "The Finisher" due to his ability to close out the innings to set a big total or to seal victories as a batsman. In the 2010–11 Sheffield Shield season he made 300 runs at 30 and took 36 wickets at 17.72.[4]

In the 2016–17 Sheffield Shield season, Faulkner score his maiden first class hundred for the Tasmania cricket team against New South Wales cricket team.

Domestic career[edit]

In 2012, that he captained the Tasmania Under-17s, he was already in the state's U-19s and the Tasmania Second XI. Faulkner earned himself a state rookie contract for 2007–08, a place in the Australia U-19 team at the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and one of three positions in the Australian Cricket Academy's development squad for 2007.

He was part of the Pune Warriors India team in IPL 2011, and then a part for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2012. However he has just played three IPL matches between IPL 2011 and IPL 2012. During the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) players auction, he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals for $400,000. He has received two man of the matches in IPL 2014 vs RCB and in IPL 2015 vs KXIP respectively.[5]

Faulkner was man of the match in the 2012–13 Sheffield Shield final, helping Tasmania secure its third title.[6]

International career[edit]

Faulkner during Australia vs England in ICC Champions Trophy 2013

On 1 February 2012, Faulkner made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia against India.[7] Despite his current status as a pace bowler, he started as an aspiring leg-spin bowler, which he now uses his topspinner or yorker-length googly as his slower ball variation.[8][9]

Faulkner was selected for the squad to tour England in 2013. He was selected for the fifth test. Australian selector John Inverarity described Faulkner as the sort of player who "gets things done",[10] while captain Michael Clarke said that Faulkner could provide some toughness that Australian might have lacked in its previous tests.[11]

Throughout 2013, Faulkner established himself as a regular member of Australia's One Day team. In the 3rd ODI against India, he hit 64 off 29 balls, including 30 runs off an Ishant Sharma over, to win the game for Australia.[12] Faulkner hit his maiden ODI century against India on 2 November 2013 in Bengaluru. This is the second fastest century by any Australian batsman (after Glenn Maxwell). It was scored off 57 balls.[13][14]

In the 2015 Cricket World Cup Final, Faulkner took 3/36 and received the Man of the Match award and became a member of the World Cup winning team.

During the second ODI against Sri Lanka on 24 August 2016, Faulkner took a hat-trick becoming 6th Australian to do so, and also second against Sri Lanka after Daniel Christian.[15]

Personal life[edit]

James Faulkner is the son of Peter Faulkner, who also played first-class cricket for Tasmania and Toured South Africa on the 1985/86 & 1986/87 rebel tours.

International record[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

James Faulkner's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 116 19  India India Bangalore, India M Chinnaswamy Stadium 2014 Lost

T20I 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/27 18  Pakistan PCA Stadium Mohali India 2016

Domestic record[edit]

Twenty20 Five Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Team Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/20 Rajasthan Hyderabad Sawai Mansingh Jaipur India 2013
2 5/16 Rajasthan Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Hyderabad India 2013

Career best performances[edit]

Batting
Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 23 Australia v England Kennington Oval, London 2013 [16]
ODI 116 Australia v India M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 2013/14 [17]
T20I 41* Australia v South Africa Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 2014/15 [18]
FC 121 Lancashire v Surrey Kennington Oval, London 2015 [19]
LA 116 Australia v India M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 2013/14 [17]
T20 73 Lancashire v Northamptonshire County Ground, Northampton 2015 [20]
Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 4/51 Australia v England Kennington Oval, London 2013 [16]
ODI 4/48 Australia v West Indies Manuka Oval, Canberra 2012/13 [21]
T20I 5/27 Australia v Pakistan PCA Stadium, Mohali 2015/16 [22]
FC 5/5 Tasmania v South Australia Bellerive Oval, Hobart 2010/11 [23]
LA 4/20 Tasmania v Victoria MCG, Melbourne 2010/11 [24]
T20 5/16 Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 2013 [25]

International Awards[edit]

One Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 India PCR Stadium, Chandigarh 19 October 2013 10–0–65–1, 1 run out; 64 (29 balls: 2x4, 6x6)  Australia won by 4 wickets.[26]
2 England Gabba, Brisbane 17 January 2014 10–0–73–2; 69* (47 balls: 3x4, 5x6)  Australia won by 1 wicket.[27]
3 England Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 26 January 2014 27 (27 balls: 2x4); 10–0–37–2  Australia won by 5 runs.[28]
4 New Zealand MCG, Melbourne 29 March 2015 9–1–36–3; DNB  Australia won by 7 wickets.[29]
5 Sri Lanka R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 21 August 2016 10–1–38–4; 5* (7 balls)  Australia won by 3 wickets.[30]

Twenty20 International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

# Series Date Against Match Performance Result
1 2016 ICC World Twenty20 25 March 2016 Pakistan DNB ; 4-0-27-5  Australia Won by 21 runs.[31]

Man of the series awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Australia vs South Africa in Australia 2014/15 Runs: 50 (41 balls: 1×4, 2x6), Ave – 50.00, SR – 121.95
Field: 11–0–70–6, Ave – 11.67, Eco – 6.36, 2 catches
 Australia won the series 2-1.[32]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Most Wickets. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
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  8. ^ Faulkner, Maxwell turn into each other
  9. ^ James Faulkner, the Best Slower in modern day cricket
  10. ^ "The Ashes 2013 : Chris Rogers and James Faulkner in Ashes squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  11. ^ Barrett, Chris (21 August 2013). "Tasmania all-rounder James Faulkner to make Test debut". The Age. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  12. ^ Australia steal win with Faulkner blitz
  13. ^ India edge sixathon with Rohit Sharma's 209
  14. ^ Fastest hundreds
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